• The Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program for Preventing Functional Decline in Young Seniors: Development and Initial Evaluation 

      Schwenk, Michael; Bergquist, Ronny; Boulton, Elisabeth; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Nerz, Corinna; Weber, Michaela; Barz, Carolin; Jonkman, Nini H.; Taraldsen, Kristin; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Maier, Andrea B.; Zhang, Wei; Becker, Clemens; Todd, Chris; Clemson, Lindy; Hawley-Hague, H. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program is an intervention integrating balance and strength activities into daily life, effective at reducing falls in at-risk people ≥70 years. There is ...
    • Association between vestibulo-ocular reflex suppression, balance, gait, and fall risk in ageing and neurodegenerative disease: Protocol of a one-year prospective follow-up study 

      Srulijes, Karin; Mack, David J; Klenk, Jochen; Schwickert, Lars; Ihlen, Espen Alexander F.; Schwenk, Michael; Lindemann, Ulrich; Meyer, Miriam; KC, Srijana; Hobert, Markus A; Brockmann, Kathrin; Wurster, Isabel; Pomper, Jörn K; Synofzik, Matthis; Schneider, Erich; Ilg, Uwe; Berg, Daniela; Maetzler, Walter; Becker, Clemens (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Background Falls frequency increases with age and particularly in neurogeriatric cohorts. The interplay between eye movements and locomotion may contribute substantially to the occurrence of falls, but is hardly ...
    • The association of basic and challenging motor capacity with mobility performance and falls in young seniors 

      Gordt, Katharina; Paraschiv-Ionescu, Anisoara; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Taraldsen, Kristin; Mellone, Sabato; Bergquist, Ronny; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Nerz, Corinna; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Maier, Andrea B.; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Becker, Clemens; Aminian, Kamiar; Schwenk, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Understanding the association between motor capacity (MC) (what people can do in a standardized environment), mobility performance (MP) (what people actually do in real-life) and falls is important for early ...
    • Attitudes Towards Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Developed for 60-70-Year-Olds: Perceptions of Participants and Trainers 

      Boulton, Elisabeth; Weber, Michaela; Hawley-Hague, Helen; Bergquist, Ronny; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Jonkman, Nini H.; Taraldsen, Kristin; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Maier, Andrea B.; Becker, Clemens; Todd, Chris; Clemson, Lindy; Schwenk, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Time commitments, limited access, or unwillingness to join a group are some of the many reasons for low adherence to structured exercise in older adults. A promising alternative approach is integrating exercise ...
    • Complexity of daily physical activity is more sensitive than conventional metrics to assess functional change in younger older adults 

      Zhang, Wei; Schwenk, Michael; Mellone, Sabato; Paraschiv-Ionescu, Anisoara; Vereijken, Beatrix; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Boulton, Elisabeth; Jonkman, Nini H.; Maier, Andrea B.; Klenk, Jochen; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Taraldsen, Kristin; Aminian, Kamiar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The emerging mHealth applications, incorporating wearable sensors, enables continuous monitoring of physical activity (PA). This study aimed at analyzing the relevance of a multivariate complexity metric in assessment of ...
    • Concurrent validity and reliability of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale in young-older adults. 

      Weber, Michaela; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Bergquist, Ronny; Taraldsen, Kristin; Gordt, Katharina; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Nerz, Corinna; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Jonkman, Nini H.; Maier, Andrea B.; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Becker, Clemens; Schwenk, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background With the growing number of young-older adults (baby-boomers), there is an increasing demand for assessment tools specific for this population, which are able to detect subtle balance and mobility deficits. ...
    • Creating and Validating a Shortened Version of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale for Application in People Who Are 61 to 70 Years of Age 

      Gordt, Katharina; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Taraldsen, Kristin; Bergquist, Ronny; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Nerz, Corinna; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Maier, Andrea B.; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Egberta; Becker, Clemens; Schwenk, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CBM) has been shown to be reliable and valid for detecting subtle balance and mobility deficits in people who are 61 to 70 years of age. However, item redundancy and ...
    • Digital technology to deliver a lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention in young seniors – the PreventIT feasibility randomised controlled trial 

      Taraldsen, Kristin; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Maier, Andrea B.; Mellone, Sabato; Boulton, Elisabeth; Aminian, Kamiar; Becker, Clemens; Chiari, Lorenzo; Follestad, Turid; Gannon, Brenda; Ionescu, Anisoara; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Schwenk, Michael; Todd, Chris; Yang, Fan Bella; Zacchi, Anna; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Helbostad, Jorunn L. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Behavioral change is the key to alter individuals’ lifestyle from sedentary to active. The aim was to assess the feasibility of delivering a Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise programme and evaluate the ...
    • Performance-based clinical tests of balance and muscle strength used in young seniors: a systematic literature review 

      Bergquist, Ronny; Weber, Michaela; Schwenk, Michael; Ulseth, Synnøve; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Taraldsen, Kristin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background Many balance and strength tests exist that have been designed for older seniors, often aged ≥70 years. To guide strategies for preventing functional decline, valid and reliable tests are needed to detect early ...